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Austin Earns Defensive Player of the Week Honor

Austin Earns Defensive Player of the Week Honor

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Oral Roberts goal keeper Allison Austin has been named Summit League Women's Defensive Player of the Week.


Austin recorded her second-career shutout while racking up seven saves in a 1-0 double-overtime win at Western Illinois. The true freshman tallied four key saves in the final 10-minutes of regulation to force overtime. It was the seventh time this season she has recorded five or more saves in a match.


Taking home Summit League Women's Offensive Player of the Week honors was South Dakota forward Kellee Willer. Willer helped the Coyotes to a 1-0-1 record last week, as she recorded her first-multi goal match of the season in a 4-2 win against Omaha. Her second goal of the match proved to be the game-winner, as the multi-goal effort was the third of her career.


Allison Austin, Oral Roberts

Fr. | GK | Norman, Okla.

  • Recorded second-career shutout in a 1-0 double-overtime win against Western Illinois
  • Tallied seven saves, including four key stops in the final 10 minutes of regulation to force overtime
  • Earned first career Player of the Week honor

Also nominated: Abby Ostrem, South Dakota; Lorah Pund, Purdue Fort Wayne; Maggie Smither, South Dakota State


Kellee Willer, South Dakota
Sr. | F | Fort Collins, Colo.

  • Recorded first multi-goal match of the season vs. Omaha, including the game-winning goal
  • Put three of her four shots on goal for the week
  • This is Willer's first Player of the Week accolade

Also nominated: Sydney Sharp, Denver; Brianna McGowan, Oral Roberts; Leah Manuleleua, South Dakota State


Previous Players of the Week
August 26
Offense: Mariah Haberle, North Dakota State
Defense: Monica Polgar, North Dakota State
September 3
Offense: Elyse Huber, North Dakota State
Defense: Brittany Wilson, Denver
September 9
Offense: Mara Yapello, North Dakota
Defense: Catherine Klein, North Dakota
September 16
Offense: Leah Manuleleua, South Dakota State
Defense: Magie Smither, South Dakota State
September 23
Offense: Elyse Huber, North Dakota State; Alexis Mithcell, South Dakota
Defense: Rachel Preston, South Dakota State
September 30
Offense: Samatha Feller, Denver
Defense: Margaret Lavagne, Omaha
October 7
Offense: Zoe Clarke Western Illinois
Defense: Ines Palmiero, Western Illinois
October 14
Offense: Natalie Beckman, Denver
Defense: Catherine Kelin, North Dakota; Maggie Smither, South Dakota State
October 21
 Leah Manuleleua, South Dakota State
Maggie Smither, South Dakota State


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